Monthly Archives: September 2010

Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume Inspiration

We have dabbled a little in Marie-inspired dress in this previous post, but Halloween is coming and as we all know, further discussion is needed to perfect the ultimate costume. Elements of the Perfect Marie Antoinette costume: 1. The perfect … Continue reading

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Marie tells a reader how to be gorgeous, stay slim, and how to have her cake and eat it too

In this Sunday Series, Marie Antoinette takes a break from her other wordly duties to guide mortals on their Earthly way. To send Marie your own question or dilemma, write to whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. My Dearest Queen, Despite … Continue reading

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Ballets! Exhibits! Mark your calendars for Marie Events!

Love Marie? I’ve tried to compile a range of events around the country for educatin’ and enculturatin’. Take a look. (And if you know of one I’ve missed, please share). 1. Oct. 29-30, Conference: Fictions of Art History, Clark, Williamston, … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette Cards…and a giveaway!

We’ve done our share of party planning but when I saw these Marie-inspired cards at a store near my house, I had to post them. They’re made by a card company called Calypso and they are fabulous. Cards for birthdays… … Continue reading

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Reader Mailbag: Addressing — and Recognizing — Proper Ladies

In this Sunday Series, readers ask the last queen of the Ancien Regime questions about etiquette, love and life. To have your question answered, write Marie Antoinette at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. Dear Queen ( I do not know … Continue reading

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The leaked script from the new show Versailles and other links: fashions, plastic surgery and video lectures inspired by the queen!

An exhibit featuring Marie Antoinette imagined with plastic Surgery! Herve Leger’s Spring 2011 bandage dress inspired by Marie’s underpinnings! Virginia Shearer’s free video lecture on Marie as a patron of the arts A belated tribute to the Princesse Lamballe’s birth … Continue reading

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Imbibe! The Marie Antoinette Cocktail

In this Wednesday series we tackle Marie Antoinette party ideas. We’ve covered cakes [here and here] and invitations [here and here] and even party accessories, dress code and decor. Today we enjoy a specialty cocktail. There are various Marie Antoinette … Continue reading

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